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Re: Garage space
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I have one of my cars in a dedicated vehicle storage facility. The space has good security, is insulated, has electricity and is heated. It is less expensive than the usual general purpose storage spaces which generally lack the amenities of a specialized space. Maybe there is such a business near you.

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Packard Custom
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There is an interesting blog on the Jalopy Journal's H.A.M.B. site about the building of a custom Packard. This is not a restomod, but rather a customized body reflecting back to the pre-war French cars and Darrins. I think it is looking quite nice and the workmanship is excellent, in my opinion. Check it out. Look for 1939 Packard Custom.

Posted on: 2/28 13:10
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Would steaming the headliner remove the wrinkles? Seems I have read about this being done to make the material tight. Just a thought... Enjoying your project posts and admire your progress.

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Re: Dad's 56
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The generator looks like a Delco which was rebuilt. I don't think the rebuilder's name on the tag has anything to do with the Chrysler Corp. The Delco generator would be appropriate for your Patrician. Chrysler products used an Autolite. Thanks for your updates.

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Re: 1947 Packard clipper 2 door
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flackmaster wrote:
6. Longtime previous owner Dr. Wendall Spreadbury. Motor has rod knock issue, otherwise a sweet car. I really considered buying it, but didn't have a 6 engine handy. Parts car is just that.


David, is Wendall still with us? I always enjoyed visiting with him at the meets in Salado. Hope you survived the record cold, snow and utility outages. Stay warm.

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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Here's a no good deed shall go unpunished story. Years ago I needed a windshield for my '66 Corvair. I located one in very good condition on a junk car. It was free for the taking. Struggled for a couple of hours with a friend to free it from the donor car. Finally got it out without damaging it. When we got ready to leave, I placed it between the front and back seats. I got in the car, another Corvair, and when I sat down the seat back moved and cracked the newly freed windshield. Disappointed to say the least. I had an auto glass shop replace my Corvair's windshield with a new one. It was expensive and no insurance to help pay. Lessons learned.

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Re: 1955 Constellation / Tires
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Paul, I recommend the Diamondback Auburn Deluxe tubeless radial tires. They have the sizes and appearance of the original tube-type bias ply tires, but are of modern construction. They come in Blackwell and whitewall styles. I installed a set of them on one of my cars and most satisfied with the look. They are round and smooth running with very little balancing needed. These Auburns are a new line and are different than the tires Diamondback has been supplying for years.

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Re: '38 1608 V12 Project
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Evans will not fix a cooling system with problems. It is advertised to prevent corrosion, boil over as well as being a long lasting product. It sounds like a good way to go, once the cooling system is put into good condition.

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Re: '38 1608 V12 Project
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Looking at the corrosion in the aluminum front engine cover reminded me that Jay Leno raves about Evans Coolant. He claims he uses it in his vintage vehicles and has had great experience for decades. It replaces water and is supposed to be non-corrosive and long lasting. Cost is about $40 per gallon, but it never needs to be replaced. Boiling point is about 350F. Do not know about freeze protection. Put it in and forget it. Anyone here have any experience with Evans?

Posted on: 2/10 12:31
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Re: Exhaust Options
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There are some new type full circle band clamps that are now available. They work better than the u-bolt type original clamps in that they provide better clamping without making a groove by the u-bolt. The groove makes it difficult to take the system apart to make adjustments or replace.

Posted on: 2/6 12:08
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